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“I will remember the ALAMO”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
Ranked #2 of 286 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history. Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage to inspire Texans and people around the world. Although the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our story. Visitors can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, listen to a history talk given by an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more. Admission to the Alamo is free, but there is a charge for guided and audio tours.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Alamo is a must see if you rent the tour phones. There is no charge if you want to walk thru the Alamo and not much to see, but with the narrated phones there is plenty to learn and only $9.00 for seniors. My wife and I spent over 2 hours there.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

History is of course good but there really isnt much to see. The oak trees are gorgeous but overall there isnt much to see.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

There are some buildings at the site. Inside one of them has more details and display about the site. But you may only spent 2 hours there to see all of them.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Right downtown near the touristy part of the River walk...across the street from simply awful tourist trap businesses. The display site is surprisingly small but the history is of interest to visitors from elsewhere who don’t know it (us, from Canada). It doesn’t take long to read all the signs and walk through the buildings, allow 60-90 minutes. Afterwards, walk away from the tourist area along the river walk to the locks.

We were told management of this area has been taken over by a public body and will improve in the future...as a pivotal piece of Texas history, this is nice to know. Suitable for all ages.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Since we went the end of February we were blessed with very few crowds. I recommend taking the recorded tour to explain the different aspects of the church. Remember this was a church and would be treated as such. The gardens are a great place to take pictures.

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